Switching from fast food to salad is an easy way to cut calories and transition to healthy food. However, for many people including those who are used to fast food, salad is a challenge. How are you supposed to make leafs and shreds of vegetables tasty without fatty dressing? Here are 3 tips to successfully making the transition.
Add Delicious Fruit
Are you simply eating spinach or lettuce leaves covered in dressing? No wonder salad isn’t your thing! Learning how to dress your salad will make a huge difference. Add delicious slices of strawberries, apples or other HCG Diet approved fruit. Just a few thin slices here and there makes all the difference and is enough to add great flavor to your salad.
Find Better Greens
Another tip to make your salads scrumptious is to upgrade the greens. Even though romaine or iceberg lettuce is common, you can do better! Instead, try spinach or a baby greens mix. The leaves in your salad will have a stronger flavor you can combine with other ingredients (like fruit slices!) and delicious dressing. It’s a little change that makes a big difference.
Which leads us to . . .
Make Better Dressing
If you’re on the HCG Diet, most of the dressing on the shelf at the local store isn’t an option. However, you can actually make your own dressing that tastes even better than the store-bought stuff. Here’s an example recipe from our HCG Diet Recipe Book to get you started:
Orange Citrus Dressing
- Zest from 1/2 orange
- Juice from 1/2 orange
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- Orange Stevia, to taste
Simply mix these ingredients together to make a tasty, savory dressing that makes any salad great!
Salad is actually pretty good – if you know how to make it right. Follow these tips when you’re making your own salads and learn how to enjoy your salad. Soon, you’ll begin craving leafy greens over fast food burgers and lose a lot of weight!